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About nathanalbright

I'm a person with diverse interests who loves to read. If you want to know something about me, just ask.

Verfremdungseffekt

In the mid 1930’s, the German playwright Berthold Brecht became familiar with a particular staging effect while visiting the Soviet Union that involved distancing the audience from an emotional connection with the characters on the stage. The goal was to … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To My Company’s IT Department

[Note: As a way of dealing with the frustrations of a difficult day made worse by IT bungling, what follows is an attempt at dealing with my irritation through humor.] To Whom It May Concern: I don’t know who it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rise

Rise: Bold Strategies To Transform Your Church, by Cally Parkinson with Nancy Scammacca Lewis [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale House Publishers/NavPress in exchange for an honest book review.] There are many believers who would dislike … Continue reading

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Domo Arigato

Psalm 150 is known as one of the places in the Bible where praise is most heavily concentrated in one small place [1]. A survey of its contents reveals why this is the case: “Praise the Lord! Praise God in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tales From The Time Loop

Tales From The Time Loop, by David Icke When I first received this book from my boss, I looked forward to really tearing into this book. From my social media feeds, I am aware of what Icke’s disciples believe about … Continue reading

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I Am Not A Human Being

Human beings are unusual in that the way we tend to feel about others is often based on the way we treat them, and that the way we think about ourselves is based on the way that others treat us. … Continue reading

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Today In History: On July 27, 1990, Jamaat Al-Musilmeen Attempted To Overthrow The Government Of Trinidad And Tobago

By mid-1990, the popularity of the reformist National Alliance for Reconstruction government had faded a little bit as perhaps unrealistic hopes for improvement were dashed by the reality of politics as usual in the small Caribbean island nation [1]. Two … Continue reading

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Ugly Fruit Should Be Eaten Too

This morning, as I began my drive to work, I heard a public service announcement of sorts on the radio that was promoting a petition against food waste for various grocers in the Portland area to seek the reversal of … Continue reading

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Joseph Bazalgette’s London Sewers

In the summer of 1858, the solid waste in the Thames River from London to its mouth was so offensive that the season is known as “the Great Stench” and provoked numerous unpleasant political advertisements as a way of encouraging … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slow To Judge

Slow To Judge: Sometimes It’s Okay To Listen, by David B. Capes [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] This is the fourth book I have reviewed as a … Continue reading

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